Devine Intervention
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Devine Intervention

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This is not that story. Jerome Hancock is Heidi Devine's guardian angel. Sort of. He's more of an angel trainee, in heaven's soul-rehabilitation program for wayward teens. And he's just about to get kicked out for having too many absences and for violating too many of the Ten Commandments for the Dead. Heidi, meanwhile, is a high school junior who dreams of being an artist, but has been drafted onto her basketball team because she's taller than many a grown man. For as long as she can remember, she's heard a voice in her head - one that sings Lynyrd Skynyrd, offers up bad advice, and yet is company during those hours she feels most alone. When the unthinkable happens, these two lost souls must figure out where they went wrong and whether they can make things right before Heidi's time is up and her soul is lost forever. Martha Brockenbrough's debut novel is hilarious, heartbreaking, and hopeful, with a sense of humor that's wicked as hell, and writing that's just heavenly.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 297 pages
  • 134.62 x 213.36 x 30.48mm | 439.98g
  • Scholastic US
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0545382130
  • 9780545382137
  • 720,452

Review quote

Publisher's Weekly Heroes don\u2019t get much more unlikely than Jerome Hancock, who met an early demise courtesy of an arrow to the head. In the 16 years since, Jerome, frozen at age 17, has been laboring through afterlife rehab, trying to make it into heaven. He\u2019s not promising material, but he\u2019s game, sticking close to Heidi Devine, the soul he\u2019s been assigned for guardian angel duty. \u201cHow much work could a baby be?\u201d he says. \u201cAlso, her mom was hot, so I didn\u2019t mind hanging around one bit.\u201d Heidi grows up to be an awkward, selfconscious teen, who thinks motormouth Jerome is just the voice inside her head until she accidentally falls through pond ice and drowns, discovering that there is a soul that goes along with that voice. But is Heidi really dead? Jerome\u2019s bumbling logic and wickedly funny observations are what make Brockenbrough\u2019s first book for teens so much fun. Underneath the occasionally risqu\u00e9 humor and unexpected plot twists (including the possession of multiple animals\u2019 bodies) is an insightful story about seizing life for all it\u2019s worth while you have the chance. Ages 12 up. - Jill Corcoran, the Herman Agency "show more

About Martha Brockenbrough

Martha Brockenbrough is the author of two books for adults and five books for young readers, including The Game of Love and Death, which earned four starred reviews and was a Kirkus Prize finalist, Devine Intervention, and The Dinosaur Tooth Fairy. She lives in Seattle, Washington, with her husband and their two daughters. Visit her online at marthabrockenbrough.com.show more
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